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The ex-Civic Halls manager and Glastonbury booker join the 3,400-capacity Wolverhampton venue
By Jamie Raybould on 01 May 2018
Mark Blackstock, who managed Wolverhampton Civic Halls for more than two decades, has along with head booker at The Glade Area at Glastonbury Festival Biff Mitchell, has been appointed to manage and run the Starworks warehouse in Wolverhampton, UK.
The Starworks warehouse is a 40,000 sq ft grade II listed building originally home to the Star Motors production plant, currently with three rooms available; however, venue owner Brighter Star says work to add a fourth room is underway and is expected to finish in a year’s time.
The rooms include The Main Room, which can house 3,400 customers, The Tech Room, which has a 350 capacity and can be utilised as a standalone venue with its own entrance, and a bar area named 1883.
“I am looking ahead to some very exciting times at Starworks”
The venue was re-launched in the last week of February with the event Pure Garage, and a week later it played host to the Drum and Bass Awards with Andy C.
Mark Blackstock says about his move: “I am looking ahead to some very exciting times at Starworks working alongside Biff Mitchell and the venue’s owners who are investing heavily in Starworks to turn it into a major force in regional live events.”
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